Compare 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 33 34 $23,796 $26,150

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,149
$18,678

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$25,555
$20,195

Monthly Payment Estimate

$426 / month
$337 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like?

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Mid-Size

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

53.0 54.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

97.7 101.4

Second Leg Room (in)

37.6 38.3

Front Head Room (in)

39.4 38.8

Second Hip Room (in)

52.1 53.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 57.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.9 56.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 41.7

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.0 61.6

Wheelbase (in)

112.3 109.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.3 71.7

Track Width, Front (in)

59.6 62.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

191.8 189.2

Height, Overall (in)

57.1 57.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.3 15.0

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.65 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.87 x - TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16 18.5

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.7 3.2

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.4 16.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 36.1

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/55R17 P215/60R16

Rear Tire Order Code

QGG NA

Front Tire Size

P215/55R17 P215/60R16

Spare Tire Size

NA - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

QGG NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- TBD - 3307

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.5 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

159 @ 5000 161 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LAT NA

Displacement

2.4L/146.5 2.4L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

164 @ 6400 158 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas/Electric 4-Cyl Gas I4

Fuel System

MFI EFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.41

Trans Type

4 5

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.70

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.14 3.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.62 2.20

Trans Order Code

ME7 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.05 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.68 0.98

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.95 3.94

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Malibu Toyota Camry

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 0.63

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.87 0.95

Suspension Type - Rear

4-Link Independent Dual-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

8 7

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